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UAM Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: UAM / PGUA
Airport Name: Andersen Air Force Base
Location: Agana, Guam
GPS Coordinates: 13°34'51"N by 144°55'27"E
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Facts about Andersen Air Force Base (UAM):

  • The Japanese managed to contain the marines on two beachheads, but their counter-attack failed.
  • With the start of Operation Arc Light in June 1965, B-52s and KC-135s began regular bombing missions over Vietnam, and continued in that capacity until 1973, with a break between August 1970 and early 1972.
  • The furthest airport from Andersen Air Force Base (UAM) is Salvador-Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (2 de Julho) (SSA), which is nearly antipodal to Andersen Air Force Base (meaning Andersen Air Force Base is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Salvador-Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (2 de Julho)), and is located 12,214 miles (19,656 kilometers) away in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
  • Flying out of Guam, S/Sgt Henry E Erwin of the 29th Bombardment Group was awarded the Medal of Honor for action that saved his B-29 during a mission over Koriyama, Japan, on 12 April 1945.
  • Guam was considered as being ideal to establish air bases to launch B-29 Superfortress operations against the Japanese Home Islands.
  • The closest airport to Andersen Air Force Base (UAM) is Guam International Airport (GUM), which is located only 11 miles (17 kilometers) SW of UAM.
  • Three days after North Korea invaded South Korea in 1950, the 19th Bomb Group deployed B-29s to Andersen to begin bombing targets throughout South Korea.
  • With hostilities in Korea at a standstill, the 19th Bomb Wing headquarters relocated to Kadena Air Base, Japan in 1953, and was replaced by the 6319th Air Base Wing of the Far East Air Forces.

Map of Nearest Airports from Andersen Air Force Base:

List of Nearest Airports from Andersen Air Force Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110.87 miles (17.49 km) SWGuam International Airport (GUM)Hagåtña, GuamView Guam International Airport on a map View satellite image of Guam International Airport Set GUM as destination Airport Get more information about Guam International Airport
246.21 miles (74.37 km) NNERota International Airport (ROP)Rota Island, Northern Mariana IslandsView Rota International Airport on a map View satellite image of Rota International Airport Set ROP as destination Airport Get more information about Rota International Airport
3108.47 miles (174.56 km) NNETinian International Airport (TIQ)Tinian Island, Northern Mariana IslandsView Tinian International Airport on a map View satellite image of Tinian International Airport Set TIQ as destination Airport Get more information about Tinian International Airport
4119.13 miles (191.72 km) NNESaipan International Airport (SPN)Saipan Island, Northern Mariana IslandsView Saipan International Airport on a map View satellite image of Saipan International Airport Set SPN as destination Airport Get more information about Saipan International Airport
5425.53 miles (684.82 km) SWFalalop Airfield (ULI)Falalop Island, Yap, Federated States of MicronesiaView Falalop Airfield on a map View satellite image of Falalop Airfield Set ULI as destination Airport Get more information about Falalop Airfield
6542.19 miles (872.57 km) WSWYap International Airport (YAP)Yap, Federated States of MicronesiaView Yap International Airport on a map View satellite image of Yap International Airport Set YAP as destination Airport Get more information about Yap International Airport
7631.99 miles (1,017.08 km) SEChuuk International Airport (TKK)Weno, Federated States of MicronesiaView Chuuk International Airport on a map View satellite image of Chuuk International Airport Set TKK as destination Airport Get more information about Chuuk International Airport
8808.81 miles (1,301.66 km) NNWCentral Field (Iwo Jima)Motoyama No. 2Airfield No. 2 (IWO)Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands, JapanView Central Field (Iwo Jima)Motoyama No. 2Airfield No. 2 on a map View satellite image of Central Field (Iwo Jima)Motoyama No. 2Airfield No. 2 Set IWO as destination Airport Get more information about Central Field (Iwo Jima)Motoyama No. 2Airfield No. 2
9825.31 miles (1,328.20 km) WSWRoman Tmetuchl International Airport (ROR)Koror, PalauView Roman Tmetuchl International Airport on a map View satellite image of Roman Tmetuchl International Airport Set ROR as destination Airport Get more information about Roman Tmetuchl International Airport
10946.66 miles (1,523.50 km) NEMinamitorishima Air Field (MUS)Minami-Tori-shima, JapanView Minamitorishima Air Field on a map View satellite image of Minamitorishima Air Field Set MUS as destination Airport Get more information about Minamitorishima Air Field
111,011.05 miles (1,627.13 km) ESEPohnpei International Airport (PNI)Kolonia, Federated States of MicronesiaView Pohnpei International Airport on a map View satellite image of Pohnpei International Airport Set PNI as destination Airport Get more information about Pohnpei International Airport
121,094.32 miles (1,761.13 km) SMomote Airport (MAS)Los Negros Island, Admiralty Islands, Papua New GuineaView Momote Airport on a map View satellite image of Momote Airport Set MAS as destination Airport Get more information about Momote Airport
131,107.25 miles (1,781.94 km) SSEEmirau Airport (EMI)Emirau, Papua New GuineaView Emirau Airport on a map View satellite image of Emirau Airport Set EMI as destination Airport Get more information about Emirau Airport
141,155.24 miles (1,859.18 km) SSWBatom Airport (BXM)Batom, IndonesiaView Batom Airport on a map View satellite image of Batom Airport Set BXM as destination Airport Get more information about Batom Airport
151,156.58 miles (1,861.33 km) SSWSentani Airport (SNA) (DJJ)Jayapura, IndonesiaView Sentani Airport (SNA) on a map View satellite image of Sentani Airport (SNA) Set DJJ as destination Airport Get more information about Sentani Airport (SNA)

Map of Furthest Airports from Andersen Air Force Base:

List of Furthest Airports from Andersen Air Force Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,213.54 miles (19,655.74 km) ESESalvador-Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (2 de Julho) (SSA)Salvador, Bahia, BrazilView Salvador-Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (2 de Julho) on a map View satellite image of Salvador-Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (2 de Julho) Set SSA as destination Airport Get more information about Salvador-Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (2 de Julho)
212,212.40 miles (19,653.90 km) SEAracaju–Santa Maria Airport (AJU)Aracaju, Sergipe, BrazilView Aracaju–Santa Maria Airport on a map View satellite image of Aracaju–Santa Maria Airport Set AJU as destination Airport Get more information about Aracaju–Santa Maria Airport
312,158.33 miles (19,566.89 km) ESEIlhéus/Bahia-Jorge Amado Airport (IOS)Ilhéus, Bahia, BrazilView Ilhéus/Bahia-Jorge Amado Airport on a map View satellite image of Ilhéus/Bahia-Jorge Amado Airport Set IOS as destination Airport Get more information about Ilhéus/Bahia-Jorge Amado Airport
412,151.95 miles (19,556.62 km) SMaceió/Zumbi dos Palmares International Airport (MCZ)Maceió, BrazilView Maceió/Zumbi dos Palmares International Airport on a map View satellite image of Maceió/Zumbi dos Palmares International Airport Set MCZ as destination Airport Get more information about Maceió/Zumbi dos Palmares International Airport
512,104.71 miles (19,480.59 km) SEPorto Seguro Airport (BPS)Porto Seguro, BrazilView Porto Seguro Airport on a map View satellite image of Porto Seguro Airport Set BPS as destination Airport Get more information about Porto Seguro Airport
612,059.77 miles (19,408.27 km) SRecife/Guararapes–Gilberto Freyre International Airport (REC)Recife, BrazilView Recife/Guararapes–Gilberto Freyre International Airport on a map View satellite image of Recife/Guararapes–Gilberto Freyre International Airport Set REC as destination Airport Get more information about Recife/Guararapes–Gilberto Freyre International Airport
712,039.20 miles (19,375.16 km) ESEPedro Otacílio Figueiredo Airport (VDC)Vitória da Conquista, BrazilView Pedro Otacílio Figueiredo Airport on a map View satellite image of Pedro Otacílio Figueiredo Airport Set VDC as destination Airport Get more information about Pedro Otacílio Figueiredo Airport
812,012.80 miles (19,332.68 km) ECoronel Horácio de Mattos Airport (LEC)Lençõis, Bahia, BrazilView Coronel Horácio de Mattos Airport on a map View satellite image of Coronel Horácio de Mattos Airport Set LEC as destination Airport Get more information about Coronel Horácio de Mattos Airport
911,997.15 miles (19,307.49 km) SPresidente João Suassuna Airport (CPV)Campina Grande, Paraíba, BrazilView Presidente João Suassuna Airport on a map View satellite image of Presidente João Suassuna Airport Set CPV as destination Airport Get more information about Presidente João Suassuna Airport
1011,992.08 miles (19,299.33 km) SPresidente Castro Pinto International Airport (JPA)João Pessoa, Paraíba, BrazilView Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport on a map View satellite image of Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport Set JPA as destination Airport Get more information about Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport
1111,963.03 miles (19,252.58 km) SEPetrolina–Senador Nilo Coelho Airport (PNZ)Petrolina, Pernambuco, BrazilView Petrolina–Senador Nilo Coelho Airport on a map View satellite image of Petrolina–Senador Nilo Coelho Airport Set PNZ as destination Airport Get more information about Petrolina–Senador Nilo Coelho Airport
1211,920.20 miles (19,183.65 km) EGuanambi Airport (GNM)Guanambi, Bahia, BrazilView Guanambi Airport on a map View satellite image of Guanambi Airport Set GNM as destination Airport Get more information about Guanambi Airport
1311,906.53 miles (19,161.65 km) SAugusto Severo International Airport (NAT)Natal, BrazilView Augusto Severo International Airport on a map View satellite image of Augusto Severo International Airport Set NAT as destination Airport Get more information about Augusto Severo International Airport
1411,876.43 miles (19,113.22 km) EBom Jesus da Lapa Airport (LAZ)Bom Jesus da Lapa, Bahia, BrazilView Bom Jesus da Lapa Airport on a map View satellite image of Bom Jesus da Lapa Airport Set LAZ as destination Airport Get more information about Bom Jesus da Lapa Airport
1511,866.23 miles (19,096.79 km) ESEBarra Airport (BQQ)Barra, Bahia, BrazilView Barra Airport on a map View satellite image of Barra Airport Set BQQ as destination Airport Get more information about Barra Airport